Give your small, random Civ4 tips here. By that, I mean like what you'd find in the Hints section in the Civilopedia or in the intro for new games/loading saved games. Preferably for Vanilla CIV. My Civ4 Tips: Spearmen are a pretty poor unit that doesn't even really have much place in the game. You need Copper or Iron in order to build a Spearman. Copper is revealed at the same time the stronger Axeman unit is allowed. So you never really do have any purpose building the spearman: build an Axeman instead. In fact, Copper is a pretty despicable resource that doesn't even really fit in the game. Copper provides a +1 Production bonus to the square: it becomes a +4 Bonus with a mine. Iron has the same bonuses. The only units that can be built with Copper are the Spearman, Axeman, and Maceman. All of these can be built with Iron also, and Iron allows for the building of much more units. The Bronze Age in CIV is very short: only lasts for one technology. In the case where you have a city where you have nothing better to convert a Citizen specialist into, convert it into a Priest. A Priest supplies the same production bonus as the Citizen, along with providing a free gold unit. Oh, and one more thing: this is a post where you give your own tips, not comment on others'. So give your own tips now!